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Understanding the millennial home
(BPT) - For years, consumer buying power and purchasing trends have focused around baby boomers. However, within the past several years, the spotlight has shifted to the 80-plus million Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 known as millennials. Now the largest demographic group in history, this ... read full story

Top kitchen renovation trends: Upgrading for love alone [Infographic]
(BPT) - - Thinking of a kitchen upgrade for 2016? You’re in good company — four in 10 American homeowners say their current kitchen doesn’t look as good as they would like. From countertops and cupboards to color upgrades, new appliances and better functionality, see the top kitch... read full story

8 homeowner dilemmas solved with 1 simple fix
(BPT) - Unless you are the latest lottery winner or Queen of England (thank you for reading, your Majesty), you try to make your home improvements really count, and sometimes have to choose one upgrade over another. What if we told you there is a rather quick improvement that will take care of eigh... read full story

5 smart upgrades for the most-used rooms in your home
(BPT) - Kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms are typically the rooms in any home that get the most use, which could also be why homeowners, when surveyed, consistently cite those rooms as the ones they most want to renovate. It makes perfect sense to upgrade the rooms where you spend the most time, but... read full story

What's your type of custom shower? [Infographic]
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3 tips on choosing the right window for your kitchen or bath remodel
(BPT) - Kitchens and bathrooms are not only two of the most highly used rooms in your home, they’re also two of the most popular rooms to renovate, according to home style experts and Remodeling Magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report.With any kitchen or bath renovation, there are many ... read full story

5 tips on choosing the right kitchen faucet
(BPT) - Few people would argue that the kitchen is the hardest working (and most “hung out in”) room of the house. So when you’re doing a kitchen renovation, how do you ensure you’re making the most out of the type and placement of those relied upon faucets?  Here are a... read full story

Make your bathroom a retreat for holistic living
(BPT) - In holistic living, all things are interconnected, which means home design has a big influence on health and wellness. One room where every household member can benefit from the art of holistic living is the bathroom. With some strategic upgrades to the decor, fixtures and appliances, it&rs... read full story

Explore the possibilities with cypress
(BPT) - Inspired by popular home-improvement television shows and information-rich social networks, homeowners and savvy design professionals are using natural materials like cypress to transform their creative aspirations into beautifully tangible realities.“Cypress is a versatile wood that ... read full story

These 2016 kitchen design trends are on track to become timeless
(BPT) - Some kitchen design trends fade as quickly as they come in — tile countertops, naked windows or avocado-hued appliances may come to mind. Other trends, however, are so deeply rooted in good design that they’re destined to become timeless style statements — and enhance your... read full story

Renovating a kitchen? These trade secrets can help you achieve your dream kitchen
(BPT) - It’s no secret people like to renovate their kitchen —the heart of the home, where typical American families spend most of their at-home time. However, it can be overwhelming for many homeowners to start designing their dream kitchen without guidance from a professional.Renowned... read full story

4 futuristic bath upgrades to indulge in for 2016
(BPT) - Are you planning a bathroom remodel in 2016? If so, you’re not alone; the National Association of Homebuilders predicts a 6 percent increase in remodeling in the coming year. Some of those remodeling homeowners will seek upgrades to transform their bathrooms into true oases of luxury,... read full story

Design pros call it: 2016 kitchen design forecast [Infographic]
(BPT) - - The kitchen is the heart of the home. In today’s kitchen, function rivals form like never before, yet there are still boundaries to be pushed. A recent survey of kitchen design professionals from across the globe reveals that some design trends are being reinvented. For example, for... read full story

Resolve to cut clutter: Quick, easy ways to bring order to the kitchen
(BPT) - The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but it’s also home to a lot of clutter. From food and utensils to small appliances and phone chargers, the kitchen is the second most-cluttered room in the house, according to a Moen Consumer and Market Insights Group. But, that doesn’t ... read full story

5 projects to create the bathroom you've always dreamed of
(BPT) - Work, social obligations, the kids – your life is go, go, go. Sometimes it’s impossible to find even the slightest moment for yourself, until you head home to your bathroom oasis and find a calmness to melt your stress away.But what if you don’t feel this relaxation when y... read full story

Top kitchen renovation trend: Upgrading for love alone
(BPT) - If you follow home improvement trends, you’ve probably read in recent years that Americans are willing to invest significantly to create luxurious dream bathrooms. Now it seems the same is true for innovative, beautiful kitchens. More than half of homeowners planning a renovation will... read full story

Must-have home tech makes holiday entertaining brighter
(BPT) - Good times with loved ones are an important part of the holidays, so it’s understandable if you want everyone to put down their smartphones and turn off the TV while you’re sharing a holiday meal. But you can “tech the halls” to help get the most from your holiday en... read full story

Tips for home chefs to make their kitchens functional
(BPT) - When it comes to creating delicious menu items in your own kitchen, you could do it with limited space, dark lighting and minimal tools. It might take you longer, but you can do it.If you are a foodie and you specialize in making dishes that are well received by family and friends, you don'... read full story

Everything including the kitchen sink: 5 high-impact renovation projects for DIYers
(BPT) - Do-it-yourselfers are generally a "can-do" bunch, willing to tackle just about any home-renovation project — except perhaps installing a new kitchen sink. But with the right innovative product and a little self-confidence, it’s possible to get fabulous results for kitchen projec... read full story

Freshen your home room by room with this simple ingredient
(BPT) - With the holiday season in full swing and family and friends visiting from places near and far, you’ll have a checklist full of things to do. Don’t forget to freshen up your house before guests arrive and keep it simple with one ingredient you might already have in your pantry.B... read full story

Renovating to age in place? Focus efforts and budgets on bathrooms and kitchens, experts say
(BPT) - No one relishes the prospect of having to move out of his or her home due to age-related health, mobility or dexterity issues. In fact, more than half of homeowners 60 and older say they intend to stay in their current homes indefinitely, according to a recent survey by Houzz. Fortunately f... read full story

Five tips to get a whole new look in the bathroom, for less
(BPT) - A bathroom remodel is one of the most valuable home improvement projects you can undertake. According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, a mid-range bathroom remodel of $16,000 recoups 70 percent of its value at the time of resale. But what if you want a great bathro... read full story

Warm up to luxury bathroom upgrades this winter
(BPT) - Back-to-school and the holidays aren’t the only welcome seasons that arrive with cooler weather. Fall and winter are also a great time to make some luxury upgrades to your home. With children back in school and holiday guests on the way, you have the perfect window of time — and... read full story

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